Monday, July 26

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The controversy over Ben & Jerry’s move to stop selling ice cream in occupied Palestinian territory

Ben and Jerry's has been facing bipartisan backlash this week over a recent corporate decision. The company won't sell its ice cream in Palestinian territory occupied by Israeli forces. Both Democrats and Republicans have come out against the move, reviving backlash against BDS. LoadingSomething is loading. Ben & Jerry's announcement on Monday ...
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A piece of software was used to spy on activists and journalists | Digital Trends Spanish

An investigation by various investigative outlets, including The Washington Post, The Guardian and Le Monde, revealed how spyware Pegasus, which belongs to the Israeli surveillance company NSO Group, was used to hack the smartphones of journalists, activists , business executives and politicians around the world. This software is sold to governments to track down terrorists and criminals. The investigation had access to about 50 thousand telephones, identified as belonging to persons of interest to NSO Group clients. An Avast threat analyst explained that Pegasus is a remote access tool with spyware capabilities, that is, a tool with which you can remotely monitor a person's phone and access certain elements such as the camera or microphone. , in addition to carrying out some actions s...
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Israeli military-grade spy software was used to hack phones of journalists, activists, executives, and 2 women connected to murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a report says

Military-grade spyware technology was used to hack the smartphones of journalists, activists, and executives, The Washington Post reported. Some of the affected journalists worked at outlets including CNN and The New York Times. The 37 numbers appeared on a list of 50,000 phone numbers in countries with a history of conducting surveillance on their own citizens, according to the report. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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Israel forces dog poop to be collected using DNA | Digital Trends Spanish

Tel Aviv will analyze the DNA of dog waste to fine owners who have not collected it from public places. The city has just approved the creation of a database that requires dog owners to submit the DNA data of their pets when renewing their possession authorization. According to the information collected by the municipality, an average of about 500 kilos of dog feces per month is not collected by the owners. Thus, the person who has not cleaned up their dog's poop will receive the fine by mail and will be charged the cost of collecting the sample. If the DNA sample is not provided, the pet owner will not have the license renewed. The validity of the documents will expire within six months after the entry into force of this new standard. Getty Images.“Everyone who walks down the city str...
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Israel is seizing cryptocurrency wallets from the Palestinian militant group Hamas, which has been using them to raise funds from donors worldwide

Cryptocurrency wallets used by the military wing of Hamas are being seized by Israel. Israel's defence minister ordered security forces to seize 84 Hamas-controlled crypto wallets. Most deposits were found to be in tether and bitcoin, according to a tracking firm's analysis. See more stories on Insider's business page. Israel has begun seizing cryptocurrency wallets used by the Palestinian militant group Hamas, the Associated Press and Al Jazeera reported.Defence minister Benny Gantz said the group had been pursuing an online campaign to raise finances in the aftermath of the 11-day Gaza conflict, which killed more than 200 Palesti...
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Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine is less effective at preventing Delta infections than other variants, but still protects against severe illness, preliminary Israeli study says

Early data suggests the Pfizer vaccine is less protective against infection from the Delta variant. But it remains highly protective against hospitalization after infection. However, one expert said it was too early to precisely estimate the vaccine's effectiveness. See more stories on Insider's business page. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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Israelis describe what it’s like when your country vaccinates its way out of the pandemic – only for a Delta variant outbreak to fuel rising cases

Israel lifted all COVID restrictions at the start of June after its world-leading vaccination drive. A Delta variant outbreak saw authorities swiftly reinstate mask wearing and tighten travel rules. Insider spoke to three Israelis about how the setback feels, so close to the pandemic's end. See more stories on Insider's business page. After the most successful COVID vaccination programme in the world, Israel lifted social distancing and mask requirements at the start of June.Then a low – but rising – number of cases, fueled by the arrival of the Delta variant, prompted the government to bring back masks in indoor spaces, announce ...
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Israel may have to reimpose COVID-19 restrictions this week as the Delta variant drives a rise in new cases

Israeli officials have reinstated some COVID-19 travel restrictions and an indoor mask mandate. The Delta variant is driving a surge in infections — Israel is now counting about 300 cases per day. The country may limit gatherings and impose restrictions on unvaccinated people again this week. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
Alliance for Middle East Peace, israel, Israel-Palestine, Military & Defense, Military & Defense Contributors, News Contributor, Northern Ireland, Opinión, Palestine, peacebuilding, Politics, Politics Contributors

Biden should look to his favorite peace deal to make progress with Israel and Palestine

For decades, world leaders have responded to the Israel-Palestine conflict with unsuccessful attempts at final status negotiations. After recent fighting, the situation requires an end to the 30-year fetishization of a peace process and a focus on peacebuilding. John Lyndon is the executive director at the Alliance for Middle East Peace. See more stories on Insider's business page. Following the marked rise in violence in Palestine and Israel last month, the region sits at a moment of transition.For decades, international leaders have reflexively responded to such volatility with an attempt to convene high level — ultimately unsucc...
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Israel’s new camouflage technology can make soldiers virtually’invisible’

The Kit 300 sheet is made of thermal visual concealment (TVC) material that combines microfibers, metals, and polymers. The Media Line/YouTube Summary List Placement The Israeli Ministry of Defense (MoD) and Polaris Solutions, an Israel-based survivability technology company, have unveiled a new camouflage technology that makes soldiers virtually "invisible," The Jerusalem Post reported. The Kit 300 is made of thermal visual concealment material that combines metals, microfibres, and polymers to reduce the detectability of soldiers. The material, which can double up as a lightweight stretcher, makes it harder for those wearing it to be seen by both the human eye and thermal imaging equipment, accord...